Syria

December 9, 2001

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Syrian Arab Airlines will buy new planes next year as aircraft prices have dropped following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the director of the company said. However, Adnan S

December 8, 2001

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The Dutch Storioni Trio, Bart van der Roer (piano), Wouter Vossen (violin) and Marc Vossen (cello), will perform a recital on Saturday in Al Assad Library, Damascus.

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Egyptian director Radwan Al Kashef has agreed with the writer Mohammed Al Bisati to transfer his novel Layali Ukhra (Other Nights) into a film costarring Sharihan.

December 7, 2001

02:00 GMT

A recently published report by the Arab Insurance Companies Association shows that 383 insurance and reinsurance firms are presently operating in the Arab World. The report estimates at six billion do

December 6, 2001

02:00 GMT

The number of passengers carried by Syria’s national carrier, Syrian Arab Airlines (SAA), grew to 297,653 in the first nine months of 2001, up from 234,103 passengers in the corresponding period the p

December 5, 2001

02:00 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Tuesday became a father for the first time after less one year of his marriage.

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French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday condemned what he described as an "absurd cycle of violence" in the Middle East and criticised the Israel

December 4, 2001

02:00 GMT

The three Syrian TV series Nihayet Rajol Shujaa (End of Brave Man), Ayyam Shamiya (Damascene Days) and Khan Al Hareer have constituted a turn in the history of the Syrian drama.

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The sets and costumes of the handsome olive-skinned actors might have seemed familiar to the Bard, but he would not have recognized one word of their lines as coming from his Merchant of Venice.

December 3, 2001

02:00 GMT

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced a special three-day Eid getaway package targeting the Gulf Cooperation Cou

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Syrian actor Yaser Al A’azma's comedy program Hakaya Al Maraya (Tales of Mirrors) has taken on a sharper tone this year, spearing corruption everywhere it is found.

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The Iraqi ministry of agriculture is offering the private sector the opportunity to lease plots of forestland in the country’s northern regions. Investors would be permitted to exploit the state-owned

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Syria has adopted a promising budget for 2002, providing large spendings for infrastructure projects with the overall aim of facilitating investments and boosting growth, which has long been static. N

December 2, 2001

02:00 GMT

The Syrian parliament has approved the 2002 budget, which projects expenditure of 356.4 billion pounds ($7.12 billion), an increase of 10 percent, official newspapers reported Friday, November 30.  Th

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Standard and Poor's Friday raised its outlook on the Republic of Turkey to stable from negative and affirmed the country's credit ratings. Turkey's main credit rating was kept at single-B-minus, the r